Belgian federal election, 1995

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Belgian federal election, 1995
Belgium
1991 ←
21 May, 1995
→ 1999

All 150 seats in the Chamber of Representatives
40 of 71 seats in the Senate

respectively 76 and 36 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Jean-Luc Dehaene Guy Verhofstadt Blank.png
Leader Jean-Luc Dehaene Guy Verhofstadt Philippe Busquin
Party CVP VLD PS
Leader since Candidate for PM 1992 1992
Last election 39 seats, 16.8% 26 seats, 12.0% 35 seats, 13.5%
Seats won 29 21 21
Seat change Decrease10 Decrease5 Decrease14
Popular vote 1,042,933 798,363 720.819
Percentage 17.2% 13.1% 11.9%
Swing Increase0.4% Increase1.1% Decrease1.6%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Louis Tobback Louis Michel
Leader Louis Tobback Louis Michel Gérard Deprez
Party SP PRL + FDF PSC
Leader since 1994 1995 1981
Last election 28 seats, 12.0% 23 seats, 9.6% 18 seats, 7.7%
Seats won 20 18 12
Seat change Decrease8 Decrease5 Decrease6
Popular vote 762.444 623.250 469.101
Percentage 12.6% 10.1% 7.7%
Swing Increase0.6% Increase0.5% Steady

Prime Minister before election

Jean-Luc Dehaene
CVP

Elected Prime Minister

Jean-Luc Dehaene
CVP

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The 21 May 1995 Belgian general elections was a Belgian election for the Chamber of Representatives and Senate. The Christian People's Party (CVP) kept its position as largest party in Flanders and overall in Belgium, and Jean-Luc Dehaene (CVP) continued as Prime Minister.

On the same day, regional elections were also held. These were the first elections after the new 1993 Belgian Constitution, which turned Belgium formally into a federal state. The new Constitution also reduced the number of seats in the Chamber (from 212 to 150) and in the Senate (from 70 to 40 directly elected senators).

Chamber of Representatives[edit]

e • d Summary of the 21 May 1995 Belgian Chamber of Representatives election results
Parties Chamber
Votes +/- % +/- Seats +/-
Christian People's Party (Christelijke Volkspartij) 1,042,933 17.2 29
Flemish Liberals and Democrats (Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten) 798,363 13.1 21
Socialist Party (Wallonia) (Parti Socialiste) 720,819 11.9 21
Socialist Party (Flanders) (Socialistische Partij) 762,444 12.6 20
Liberal Reformist Party - Democratic Front of Francophones (PRL-FDF) 623,250 10.3 18
PSC (Parti Social Chrétien) 469,101 7.7 12
Flemish Block (Vlaams Blok) 475,677 7.8 11
People's Union (Volksunie) 283,516 4.7 5
Ecolo 243,362 4.0 6
Agalev 269,058 4.4 5
National Front (Front National) 138,496 2.3 2
Others 245,032 4.0
Total (turnout 91.1%) 6,072,051   100   150  
Source: IBZ.

Senate[edit]

e • d Summary of the 21 May 1995 Belgian Senate election results
Parties Senate
Votes +/- % +/- Seats +/-
Christian People's Party (Christelijke Volkspartij) 1,009,656 16.8 7
Flemish Liberals and Democrats (Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten) 796,154 13.3 6
Socialist Party (Flanders) (Socialistische Partij) 792,941 13.2 6
Socialist Party (Wallonia) (Parti Socialiste) 764,610 12.8 5
Liberal Reformist PartyDemocratic Front of Francophones (PRL–FDF) 672,798 11.2 5
Flemish Block (Vlaams Blok) 463,896 7.7 3
Christian Social Party (Parti Social Chrétien) 434,492 7.3 3
People's Union (Volksunie) 318,453 5.3 2
Ecolo 258,635 4.3 2
Agalev 223,355 3.7 1
Other 257,335 4.3
Total (turnout 91.1%) 5,992,325   100   40  
Source: IBZ.